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House of Terror Museum

Andrassy ut 60, Budapest 1062, Hungary
+36 1 374 2600
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A museum devoted to various historical terror regimes and practices.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Andrassy ut 60, Budapest 1062, Hungary
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a interesting museum that really helped to enlighten the fear many Hungarians felt during their communist era. However, the Arrow Cross was only mentioned in the first few rooms and really just to say that they used this building...not much on that dark...More

Thank mjm341
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This “museum” is in practice a memorial. This is a video “museum”, and you’re forced to wait a long time for an elevator to get out. You cannot take bags in, but coat check is free. Note that there is only one person working it...More

Thank Neil C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Terror Háza is misleading, it’s more of a memorial installation to the victims of the nazi and communist regimes than an actual museum. The building itself is quite interesting but there isn’t much in the way of educational/historical content or artifacts. Also the temporary exhibit...More

Thank thehungriestofhippos
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I would recommend this for all history lovers. Very well organized on 3 floors. You can have the audio guide for 1500 HUF. Pay attention to its outside Berlin Wall fragment and the Iron Curtain. It is s worth giving it 2-3 hours

Thank Carmen D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I could not possibly say if the displays are of any interest as if you are not able to read Hungarian then you will not understand a thing. All signs are only in Hungarian. Very bad experience and a waste of money.

Thank Paola K
Reviewed 3 days ago

I knew very little about this area of Hungarian history and would highly recommend a visit to this museum. It is horrifying but exceptionally well represented. To think of such atrocities in such relatively modern times is appalling. The video reels of survivors is morbidly...More

Thank EddieRidgeon
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited the museum whilst on our trip to Budapest, there is an option of an audio tour however we declined as we were informed there would be written information like many museums. However in each room of the museum had a piece of paper...More

Thank ABI S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

60 Andrássy was the home of the Hungarian secret police. Now a museum to man’s inhumanity to man. It was stark and sobering, brilliantly and thoughtfully laid out. There are times in life when one realises just how lucky free thought and speech are, this...More

Thank paul b
Reviewed 5 days ago

Well documented history of occupied Hungary . Old headquarters of Arrow Cross Party and AVH. I never knew much of the history of Hungary but learnt a lot here. People of Hungary sufffered a lot over the two world wars and afterwards all explained here...More

Thank Annie897
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had been to Budapest several times in the last five or so years and each time had passed "The House of Terror", but had never stopped to see the place. Although somewhat curious, the name: "House of Terror" sounded somewhat hokie, like one of...More

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4 May 2017|
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Response from Heli K | Reviewed this property |
By showing e.g. your passport. All the ticket prices you'll find from their own website - terrorhaza.hu - they have there visitor information page.
27 October 2016|
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Response from leekm | Reviewed this property |
I went early on a Sunday morning as I had only an hour to spare. Even before opening there was a short queue. Later I saw the queue becoming quite long. The museum can become quite cramped under such conditions. While a... More
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6 June 2016|
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Response from jcstich | Reviewed this property |
I would say that an hour would be the very minimum. Two to three hours could easily be spent seeing everything there is to see.